|View static image|
|Number of cells||187|
|Discovered by||Tim Coe|
|Year of discovery||1995|
Max is a spacefiller that was found by Tim Coe in October 1995 that fills the plane with zebra stripes. In terms of its 187 cells, it is tied with spacefiller 2 as the smallest known spacefiller, and in terms of its 27×27 bounding box it was the outright smallest for many years.
On February 16, 2020, Alex Greason and Adam P. Goucher found 26×26 and 25×25 predecessors to Max that improved on the bounding box at the cost of increased population.
|A smaller but higher-population grandparent|
of the Max spacefiller, by Adam P. Goucher
(click above to open LifeViewer)
RLE: here Plaintext: here
Alternatively, the term Max may be used to describe whatever the smallest-known spacefiller is at the current time. The term represents the fact that the growth rate is the fastest possible of any pattern in Conway's Game of Life.
- "Coe's improvements on the spacefiller". Paul Callahan. Retrieved on June 10, 2011.
- Spacefiller.lif in Alan Hensel's lifebc.zip pattern collection.
- Adam P. Goucher. "Discord #cgol board". Conwaylife Lounge. Retrieved on February 16, 2020.
- "Max". The Life Lexicon. Stephen Silver. Retrieved on May 24, 2009.